Setting Up A Studio In A New Home – Advice For You

As artists, we tend to find ourselves open to new experiences. This can often mean travelling around the world when this is more of a possibility. Yet it’s also true that some artists, especially experienced ones. They can thrive on sitting down and curating a studio with worthwhile functionality.


This is a careful balance between three components. Firstly competent management of a room’s space, secondly worthwhile interior design, and thirdly integrating the means by which you can functionally develop and refine your art. It’s not uncommon for famous artists to spend quite a bit of time perfecting their studio space. Musicians, for instance, may curate a room with good acoustics, a place to store their most worthwhile instruments, and also a space in the room to celebrate their success – such as by framing accolades on the wall.

No matter where you are in your journey as an artist, having the space to set up a studio in a new room is an exciting prospect. In the first place you’ve made sure your equipment, accessories and artwork was brought to the home carefully under a long-distance moving effort. Then you may wish to consider the following advice:

Consider Essential Lighting

The lighting in any studio will take first precedence. From overhead lighting to placing lamps with diffused filters can depend on the discipline you wish to take part in. Lighting may be functional and direct or an ambient consideration to help you think more creatively. This is the difference between a photographer and music producer. The photographer could add key lights and a chroma-key backdrop compared to a music producer adding RGB LED strips to help their large mixer stand on a desk offering a colored glow. As lighting is different to plan after the fact, make sure you get your orientation and placement right the first time around.


Soundproofing & Acoustics

It’s good to set up your studio for the activity that you hope to take part in. However, putting protections in place can be key. For instance, it might be that soundproofing the walls so that neighbors are unlikely to complain about late-night jamming sessions. At the same time you can place the sound-absorbent foam on the walls to prevent echo when recording your voice could be key. Additionally, orienting the furniture so that the room makes use of proper acoustics (or simply navigability depending on your art) can be key.

Technical Installations As Necessary

After transitioning your valuable equipment via long distance moving services, it’s best to get it up and ready. This will take care of the fundamentals of the room. Dividing what power strips you will use it will help not overload a single socket with too many devices. It may also mean painting a wall green so that you can use it as a green screen, or finding a place for the amp above a supporting wall so that the vibrations are absorbed and the sound doesn’t travel as far. Little additions like this can do the world of good.

With this advice, you’re sure to set up a studio in a new home with care and consideration.

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